So, I've been searching for homes again. I found one I really liked, and I even put in an offer on it. Here's the thing...someone else had put in an offer on it the same day as well. Before I put the offer in, I learned that they were waiting for the house to go on the market and that they and their realtor had talked to the seller's personally. So, I knew I probably wouldn't get the place. And...I didn't. I was glad in some ways and sad in others. I don't know that a place like that will come up again, but I didn't want to pay the price they were asking, either. The other couple apparently outbid me by quite a bit, and I didn't feel like I offered too much under the asking place.
Anyway, this brings me back to the handyman comment. Why do I want to marry a handyman? Well, right now it seems like almost all of the houses on the market are being snatched up quickly! There are a few, however, that have been on the market for quite some time. Some of them are at quite good prices, and I would make a bid on them, but they would require a little bit of renovation. So, since I know nothing about those types of things, I would like to marry someone who did...someone who could make me some custom-built cabinets, lay flooring, frame walls. You get the picture. Also, someone who could teach me how to do those things, because I would love to learn how to do it myself.
PS - If you want to know what style of house I like, I prefer the craftsman style with the beautiful woodwork and the hardwood floors (I like laminate as well). I don't mind carpet in some of the rooms. I do NOT like carpet in bathrooms, dining rooms, or kitchens, though. It just seems wrong. You know what I mean? What style of houses do you like?